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Health, Lifestyles & History

Spiritual shop opens in downtown Nashua

Sheryl Burns appreciates what Nashua has to offer. While out for a drive recently with her husband and armed with a seed of a new business idea, the certified herbalist and former Whole Foods associate headed to the city. The couple decided to "go see if there's a space, just for ...

Transient fugitive nabbed in Nashua, faces multiple charges

NASHUA - When law enforcement personnel in the region and as far away as South Carolina got word that fugitive Scott Collier possessed numerous firearms and indicated he had no intention of going back to jail, they labeled him "armed and dangerous" and redoubled their ...

Custodians await board response

NASHUA - City custodians reacted with relief following a decision this week by the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board directing the Nashua School District to bargain with the union. But while the PELRB ruled in favor of an unfair labor complaint levied against the district by ...

Candidate touts biz background

HUDSON - Instituting a sales or income tax in New Hampshire has been seen by some as a dependable, fair way to generate revenue - but to Steve Marchand, a data- and analysis-driven candidate for governor, neither would benefit taxpayers in the long run. "A sales tax is regressive, ...

Tale of a school that almost wasn’t

If a rich uncle died and left you a ton of money - with the stipulation that it be used for a certain purpose - and gave you 20 years to carry out his wishes, you'd pretty likely say, "Cool, I'll take care of this later." You'd put it on the shelf and all but forget about ...

Energy-efficient programs to be less costly under state deal

CONCORD - Starting in 2018, New Hampshire utility companies must meet certain energy efficiency benchmarks to receive related financial incentives from the state. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission this week approved a deal establishing a state Energy Efficiency Resource Standard, ...

Milford grad takes on bike challenge

MILFORD - Each of the more than 6,000 bicyclists who will ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge this weekend have their own reasons, and Jenn Dupuis has two: Her grandmother and grandfather both died from cancer - her grandfather from pancreatic cancer at the age of 51 - so she knows the toll the ...

Judge denies bail request in theft case

NASHUA - A Superior Court judge declined an accused armed robber's request for lower bail Thursday, citing his long criminal record, concerns that he'd disappear and the fact his trial is only 10 days away. Jose Batista-Salva, 29, also asked Judge Amy Ignatius to "sever" his ...

Hollis school looks to add more students

The Hollis Montessori School is heading to the town Planning Board to seek approval for improvements to its South Merrimack Road campus. The school has provided the board with a site plan seeking to make improvements that will allow it to serve 200 students and necessary staff, up from the ...

Nashua patient’s death prompts state review

NASHUA - The state is reviewing the death of a 63-year-old New Hampshire Hospital patient who jumped from a third-floor window in downtown Nashua the afternoon of July 27. The woman's death stirs new concerns because of the much-publicized turmoil at the state's psychiatric hospital in ...

Thanksgiving game survey comments show pull of tradition, family

NASHUA – When the Nashua School District administration asked for community feedback about moving the traditional Thanksgiving Day football game between Nashua North and South, they got an earful – more than 1,500 responses. Many of those replies were included in a cache of ...

Board upholds firing of Nashua coaches

NASHUA – Weighing reported complaints of alleged mistreatment against years of positive reviews, the Board of Education narrowly upheld the athletic director’s decision to terminate Nashua North’s head field hockey coach, Kristine Tingley, and junior varsity ...

State board backs Nashua custodians

NASHUA – The Nashua School District is expected to resume bargaining talks with the Nashua custodial union following a decision by the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board that ruled in favor of the union. The PELR Board was responding to an unfair labor complaint ...

No place like drone: Aerial vehicle used in utility survey

NASHUA – The region’s largest power provider got up close and personal with some of its transmission equipment Thursday using a new tool with roots stretching to the hobby world. Pembroke-based JBI Helicopter, which provides helicopter service for Eversource in New ...

Amherst homeowners call to finish fixing dicey stretch of road

AMHERST – Homeowners on Merrimack Road pleaded with town officials last week to fix what they call a dangerous section of road. During the more than 30 years his family has lived there, resident Kevin Dadoly said, there have been “countless accidents” on his ...

Nashua Area News Digest for Aug. 5

NASHUA Suspect sought in Walgreens robbery Police are looking for assistance in identifying and locating a man who allegedly robbed a local pharmacy of Oxycontin pills Tuesday afternoon. The suspect, described as mid-30s, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with short hair, reportedly entered ...

Nashua police, firefighters face off in softball game

Patrol officer Josh Santiago pitches for the Nashua Police Department team Thursday from Holman Stadium during the third annual softball game between the city’s police and fire squads. Proceeds from the game, which typically raises up to $1,000, go to the Nashua Police Athletic ...

Balsams resort to seek gov’t backing for project

Balsams resort developer Les Otten needs “critically important” federal and state guarantees for bank loans on $40 million of his $143 million project, spokesman Scott Tranchemontagne said. However, Otten has yet to file applications for either, according to the agencies ...

Emails violate Right to Know Law

NASHUA - A review of six months of emails shows that the Nashua Board of Education violated the state's Right to Know Law during a series of emails in which they discussed how the results of the school district's workplace climate survey should be made public, but they otherwise followed the ...

Teen accused of chasing partner

NASHUA - An 18-year-old Hudson man is facing charges that include felony kidnapping after police say he allegedly attacked his girlfriend after trying to run her car off the road. Giovanni Flores, a 2015 Alvirne High School graduate who prosecutors said has no previous criminal record, was ...